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Personal Lawn Safety Devices for Protection

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

When you get in your car, the first thing you do is put on your seat belt. So why would you operate tools in your lawn or garden without the proper protection gear? Thousands of cases of lawn injuries are reported in medical centers each year.

You may not know it, but there is a whole line of lawn protection equipment designed to keep you safe when you are working outdoors, from eye protection to foot protection. It is critical that you take the proper precautions when working with manual and motorized lawn tools. Here are just a few of the dangerous situations you should consider.
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Lawn and Garden Situations Requiring Protection

  • Cutting Your Lawn. Lawn mowers are one of the major causes of injury. Grass pieces can damage your eyes and legs if they are not properly covered.
  • Pulling Weeds. Pulling weeds with your bare hands can cause cuts and abrasions.
  • Pruning Branches. Any time you cut limbs from a tree you are in danger of falling objects.

Now that we've seen the dangerous situations you may find yourself in on any Saturday afternoon, let's take a look at some of the lawn protection gear that is currently on the market. You can find these items at any home improvement store or greenhouse. They will provide protection for you as you complete your lawn projects.

Lawn Gear for Protection

  • Glasses. Protective eyewear is essential when you are working in your yard.
  • Gloves. Protective hand wear is another precaution you should take to keep your hands from getting cut.
  • Helmets. Anytime you are working with a project over your head, you should have some sort of protective headgear.

Protect yourself when you're working on your lawn--you won't regret it.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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